KENTUCKY: GOP Pol Says Climate Change Isn’t Real Because Mars Isn’t Heating Up

“As you (Energy & Environment Cabinet official) sit there in your chair with your data, we sit up here in ours with our data and our constituents and stuff behind us. I don’t want to get into the debate about climate change, but I will simply point out that I think in academia we all agree that the temperature on Mars is exactly as it is here. Nobody will dispute that. Yet there are no coal mines on Mars. There are no factories on Mars that I’m aware of.” – Kentucky GOP state Sen. Brandon Smith, speaking at a hearing on EPA rules about limiting greenhouse gases. For those wondering, the average temperature on Mars is about -80 Fahrenheit.